One Directions’ Harry Styles broke down in tears as band took to the stage without Zayn Malik.
On Wednesday, March 25, when the news of Zayn Malik’s decision to quit the band was still breaking around the world, One Direction was performing in Indonesia.
Harry Styles walked around on stage, head in hands as he started to cry.
A statement released by Zayn Malik on March 25 said “it’s time for me to leave”.
It began: “My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined.
“But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I’d like to apologize to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart.
“I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.
“I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world.”
The footage of Harry Styles was taken as One Direction performed on stage in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, the latest stop on their On The Road Again Tour.
Last week it was announced Zayn Malik had been signed off from the current tour with “stress”.
It is unclear from the footage whether Harry Styles, 21, was crying because of the news of Zayn Malik or because fans were showing support by shouting his name.
At one point in the concert Liam Payne reportedly comforted him.
In a black T-shirt and with his hair up in his trademark man bun, Harry Styles wandered around the stage with his head in his hands and wiping away tears.
Liam Payne told his 19.7 million Twitter followers: “So glad to be in bed after a long and strange 24 hours.”
Harry Styles sent a simple message to his 24.1 million Twitter followers, which read: “All the love as always. H.”
Louis Tomlinson has also tweeted: “Your support has been incredible, truly incredible so thank you so much!
“Been a crazy couple of days but know that we are going to work harder than ever to deliver the best album we’ve ever made for you guys!”
Niall Horan was the last to tweet. He said: “Been a mad few days and your support has been incredible as per usual! This in turn Spurs us on to make the best music we possibly can.
“Put on great shows / tours for you guys. You are the best fans in the world and you deserve nothing less from us!
“The lads and I arrived in South Africa this morning. We cannot wait to see all you SA fans for the first time and have great shows.”
It’s not the first time Harry Styles has appeared to cry on stage.
Footage showed him snivelling at a gig in Melbourne, Australia, in 2013 while singing Over Again.
One Direction released a statement on March 25 confirming to fans that the band would continue as a four-piece.
They will record their fifth album in Zayn Malik’s absence and will continue with the remaining dates on the band’s world tour.
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Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner were spotted leaving the Gansevoort Hotel in New York City together on Saturday.
Harry Styles, 19, and Kendall Jenner, 18, tried to keep a low profile while exiting the building to grab breakfast, but didn’t have such luck.
The One Direction singer immediately was swarmed by a group of young fans as security tried to escort him out.
Harry Styles wore a peacoat, bandana and sunglasses.
Harry Styles previously denied that he is dating Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner got caught up in the frenzy as she walked a few feet away from the singer. Appearing to be a bit startled by the commotion, the reality star donned tight-fitting jeans, a white shirt, a green jacket, and kept her brunette locks down. Kendall Jenner also slung a Louis Vuitton bag over her right shoulder.
Harry Styles previously denied that he is dating Kendall Jenner. Rumors first swirled after they were spotted on a dinner date together in West Hollywood on November 20.
Three days later, Piers Morgan asked Harry Styles if he was dating Kris Jenner’s daughter during One Direction’s 1D Day event.
“We just went out to dinner so no; I guess. I don’t know,” the rocker replied.
On November 25, Harry Styles was spotted leaving Bruce Jenner’s Malibu home at 9:30 a.m. Two hours later, Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner met up for lunch at Soho House in West Hollywood.
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One Direction star Harry Styles’ latest on stage incident saw him nearly set himself on fire during the band’s second Chicago show.
The near-miss occurred when Harry Styles walked into a flaming pyrotechnic on the stage.
But luckily for Harry Styles, his bandmate Zayn Malik was there to warn and stop the 19-year old from singeing off his famous floppy hair.
The would-be accident occurred during the group’s performance of Teenage Dirtbag – the same song that saw Harry Styles running off stage to be sick a week earlier in Detroit.
The song went off with out a hitch, with a much more energetic Harry Styles running around the stage and waving at fans.
Harry Styles’ latest on stage incident saw him nearly set himself on fire during the band’s second Chicago show
But as the pop song came to a close, the teenager picked up a white towel and wrapped it round his head as he made his way towards the side of the stage, and the impressive flame.
And conscious of the danger that lay in Harry Styles’, Zayn Malik, 20, attempted to make his friend aware of the fact he was heading towards a fiery ending.
Calling out and pointing didn’t work thanks to the raucous cheers of the thousands of fans watching the show, so Bradford boy Zayn Malik ran towards Harry Styles and pulled him back just seconds before he set himself alight.
Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne watched as their brave bandmate saved Harry Styles from a life-threatening injury, and seemed to chuckle at their mate’s clumsy behavior.
One Direction have 15 more U.S. dates on their Take Me Home world tour before flying to Australia, so hopefully Harry Styles will survive before they head Down Under.